Man remains detained after Droylsden murder

A MAN remains detained under the Mental Health Act after being arrested by police on suspicion of murdering a woman in Droylsden.

Michelle Hodgkinson was stabbed as she walked along Edge Lane on the afternoon of Friday, June 2 as she went to take her mum shopping and go for a coffee.

Despite best efforts of the emergency services, she tragically passed away at the scene.

After an investigation, Greater Manchester Police officers arrested a 28-year-old on suspicion of murder.

Michelle Hodgkinson with her daughter

And he is still in custody under the Mental Health Act after subsequently being detained.

A GMP spokesman told The Correspondent: “Officers from Greater Manchester Police Major Incident Team are investigating, and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“He has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.”

In tribute to 51-year-old Michelle, who came from Droylsden, her family said: “Everyone who knows Michelle is in utter shock at the attack she endured and how horrific her last moments were.

“Our Shelly B was the most amazing, loving, selfless and funny daughter, mother, mother-in-law, sister, auntie and most recently a nanna.

“It was a privilege to have been known and loved by her. She loved helping people in her community and was known for volunteering as an appropriate adult, her charity work and loved creating hampers to make people smile.

“She would be there for anyone and the day she was taken from us, she was doing just that – walking to meet her mum to take her shopping and to go for a coffee.

“Our family and friends are heartbroken.

“In one moment our world has crumbled and will never be the same. We will support each other, and we thank and appreciate the love and support shown by our family and friends.

“Please hold your loved ones close, tell them you love them and make memories.

“Words cannot describe how much she will be missed. Our biggest cheerleader, our confidant, our rock – she will never be forgotten.

“We love you to the moon and back! We’ll do everything we can to get justice. Love you forever and always!”

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